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Many of the city's residents have criticized local pols for their decision to close the public library.

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And in his prime, her husband was ruthless and brilliant old school Chicago Irish pol worthy of respect in a tough business. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Chicagoans aren’t born cynics. We’ve just had it beaten into us from birth with stories like this one.," 13 Sep. 2019 At Apey Kade in Tarzana, restaurant critic Bill Addison’s dopamine levels spike at the trays of spiced coconut milk gravy, pol sambol and string hoppers — thin rice flour noodles. latimes.com, "How we’re getting ready for summer," 22 June 2019 That was during the premiership of David Cameron, the P.R. man–turned–pol. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Greatest Show in the West End," 26 July 2019 Only a big, diverse party could contain pols as divergent as Biden and Omar. Molly Ball, Time, "What Do the Democrats Stand For? Inside a Fight Over America's Future," 25 July 2019 But in the big leagues, with the only audience that matters being in front of television sets, and sharing the stage with a group of seasoned pols, Hickenlooper needs to make his points with clarity and incision. Nic Garcia, The Denver Post, "The Spot: What we’ve learned (so far) at the Democratic debates in Miami," 27 June 2019 This list right here shows two-thirds of #Ohio House, both pol parties, who are co-sponsoring Cupp-Patterson ed funding bill. Laura Hancock, cleveland.com, "New Ohio ed funding bill introduced with at least $600 million more for schools," 26 June 2019 Most voters think of Congress as a useless swamp of squabbling pols, but still view federal courts as credible, impartial tribunals. Doyle Mcmanus, latimes.com, "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s new anti-Trump strategy: See you in court," 12 June 2019 The money and access will get cut off, there will be a primary, and the offending pol will end up an outcast. David Roberts, Vox, "Frank Luntz vs. Grover Norquist: the GOP’s climate change dilemma in a nutshell," 21 June 2019

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circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

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